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TRAINING PERSONNEL FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE HANDICAPPED
(CFDA No. 84.029)

I.  PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act9 Part D9 Sections 6319 6329
and 634, P.L. 91-2309 as amended, (20 U.S.C. 1431, 1432, 1434) (Expires
September 30, 1986)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal  Year             Authorization            Appropriation

1980            $85,000,000     $55,375,000

1981             90,000,000                 43,500,000

1982             58,000,000                 49,300,000

1983             58,000,000                 49,300,000

1984             58,000,000                 55,540,000

Purpose: To provide fully trained and certified special education
teachers including early childhood specialists, administrators and super-
visors, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, physical educators
and educational educators; to train doctoral and postdoctoral teacher
trainers, researchers, and administrators; to train paraprofessionals, '
career educators, recreation specialists, health services personnel,
school psychologists, social service providers, physical and occupational
therapists; to develop innovative instructional models for use by providers
of preservice and inservice training; and to train parents of handicapped
children and youth*

Uses of Project Funds: Grants may be used for undergraduate and graduate
students, traineeships, and special projects. Funds may be obligated
for student stipends, dependency allowances, or program support.

II.  RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

During FY 1984, the Department's principal objectives for this program were
as follows:

0 Shift the program emphasis to preservice training and parent training
more.

0 Modify regulations to emphasize new priorities and areas of personnel
shortages.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments

0 Roughly 95% of funded projects support preservice training. Projects
on parent training and information increased in number from 19 to 61.including some new applicants.ducted by the Department